company offers the following services but, of course, more than that:
What the customer needs to run his/her computer technology reliably, will leave
no question without answer to satisfy his customers.
The consulting of will cover all questions around the applying of OpenSource Software,
from various licenses up to the cost of the migration
from proprietary software to free software. Of course there are differences even the free
software always tries to copy the well known proprietary products. We have made it our task
to work out the best combination of free software to fit the customer’s needs.
Installation and Maintenance
OpenSource Software has to be installed to run on a given hardware to fulfil the task of the
takes over this job for you, even on existing hardware or new devices. Installation is only a part
of the work, software should underlie persistent maintenance. Especially in the sector of OpenSource
the time span between recognition of errors and their removal is rather short, the fastly delivered
corrections should be available to the customer. In the scope of security in the information
technology updates are urgently advised. These maintenance tasks we like to process.
One who has more then one computer knows how necessary the link between computers via
networking infrastructure is. All colleagues want to exchange their results, coordinate their dates
and follow their contacts over email. We implement this infrastructure, if hardware or software,
the installation of hubs and switches, the configuration of nameserver, mailserver as well as
automatic configuration of the network clients, also the facilities for remote maintenance and
Sometimes there is a bug in the network, but OpenSource comes with the
necessary tools for network analysing and fault detection which we apply at the customer’s
site in such cases.
No company, no office can live without internet access today. The setup for the internet access,
for email traffic and further services is the job of , as well as the implementation of an
internet router, a simple computer linking the public internet with the inner private network.
Here the firewall gets installed to protect the private network against attacks from the public
net, and virus scanning will take place here.
If ISDN, modem line or DSL, OpenSource includes the software to run the internet access
Migration means the transition from one software to another newer and better software.
We distinguish between continuing migration and replacing migration.
In the first case the basic software is preserved, the migration takes place between different
versions of a software. In the second case the software is replaced by another software. For
example we replace the existing operating system with Linux. This demands a migration of the
application software which will bring multiple changes. Hence a migration has to be planned
carefully and is analysed with migration pathes for the respective situation and the needs of
the work flow. The migration to OpenSource software implies a positive financial balance in the
most cases, at least after three years. The licenses
of OpenSource software are free of cost, this is the potential to save money. But the migration
to OpenSource software shows another important advantage: The dependence on one big
software company is replaced by the competition of many providers. These are often OpenSource
Projects but today companies come to the market with commercial software for Linux, which
can be considered in every single case.
Here I like to mention the
Migrations Guide of the Koordinierungs- und Beratungsstelle der Bundesregierung fr
Informationstechnik in der Bundesverwaltung (KBSt)
im Bundesministerium des Innern, a comprehensive description of the advantages and
concernes about migration.
Of course also offers complete solutions. When the customer demands a
complete renewal of hard- and software, we will take over everything, from ordering of
new hardware over the implementation of network infrastructure to installation of the new
software including training for the workers.
Every customer is unique, every customer has different tasks to do and should be supported
by the information technology as best as possible. In every single case we will develop the
best fitting solution. Only the direct talk to the customer we can find out how to create the
best solution. A renowal of the information technology causes difficulties to the workers who
have to work with it. Training for employees is an important subject, has
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